Presentation on theme: "The Roaring Twenties Chapter 25. Section 1 Background Corruption caused embarrassment for Harding and may have contributed to his death. Most Americans."— Presentation transcript:
The Nineteenth Amendment and Equal Rights In 1920, women were given the right to vote. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) called for men and women to have equal rights. The amendment passed but was never ratified. Women began working outside the home for the first time. Life at home also changed because of new time saving inventions. Examples include Refrigerators, vacuums, and washing machines.
Progress The automobile industry provided new jobs, and new automobile-related services became part of the economy. Radio created a new lifestyle as families gathered around it for entertainment and news; movies gave people across the nation a common experience.
Writers of the 1920’s Writers criticized many aspects of American life. Such as: Overemphasis on money and fun Small-town narrow-mindedness Racism
The Harlem Renaissance "If We Must Die“ If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursed lot. If we must die, O let us nobly die So that our precious blood may not be shed In vain; then even the monsters we defy Shall be constrained to honor us though dead! O kinsmen! We must meet the common foe! Though far outnumbered let us show us brave, And for their thousand blows deal one death blow! What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back! Claude McDay
“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” By Langston Hughes I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset. I've known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
Section 4: A Nation Divided Farmers could not repay loans when farm prices dropped. Unions failed to gain wage increases. Quotas controlled the number and country of origin of immigrants.
Controversies of the 1920s The Scopes Trial John Scopes, a biology was on trial for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The trial pitted evolution, a new scientific theory, against Bible teachings. The Ku Klux Klan was revived in response to fear of change.
Racial Tension African Americans fought racism in many ways. They rioted Joined the Universal Negro Improvement Association to build unity and pride.
President Hoover Americans hoped that he keep the country prosperous and save Prohibition.